- Service Providers
- Road Safety Stakeholders
- Law Enforcement
- Research Organizations
RoadSafetyBC has many partners providing services, administrative functions and enforcement. Stakeholders collaborate with RoadSafetyBC on outreach services and campaigns, road safety initiatives and legislation. This page lists many of these organizations and describes what they do in relationship with RoadSafetyBC.
Stroh Health – https://www.strohhealth.com/
Stroh Health delivers the Responsible Driver Program, a remedial program for drivers that provides alcohol and drug education and substance abuse counselling.
See also, Responsible Driver Program page on this website.
Smart Start Canada – http://www.smartstartcanada.ca
As of October 1, 2016, Smart Start Canada provides the installation, maintenance and monitoring of ignition interlock devices for clients.
MADD Canada – www.madd.ca
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is an international interest group heavily involved in the process of behavioural and legal changes to reduce the incidence and harmful effects of impaired driving. MADD supports the CounterAttack program and other public awareness campaigns, supports research, develops policy proposals and provides services to victims of impaired driving trauma.
BCAA – www.bcaa.com
BCAA has a long history of driving positive change in B.C. communities. This includes protecting thousands of children each year through the support of our School Safety Patrol program and Child Passenger safety workshops.
In memory of Corey Lodge, the Coalition Of Riders Educating Youth works with RoadSafetyBC and other organizations to support changes to legislation, culture and behaviour that will ensure others don’t lose their lives while operating motorcycles.
The Community Against Preventable Injuries – http://preventable.ca/
Though a grass-roots initiative, The Community Against Preventable Injuries has become a province-wide, multi-partner organization designed to raise awareness, transform attitudes, and ultimately change behaviours. Its goal is to significantly reduce the number – and severity – of preventable injuries in BC. With a positive approach to prevention, The Community focuses on what British Columbians can do to prevent injury, not what they should not do.
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit – www.injuryresearch.bc.ca
The BC IRPU works with public health and safety agencies to produce and transfer injury prevention knowledge and the integration of evidence-based injury prevention practices in the daily lives of those at risk in order to reduce the societal and economic burden of injury among all age groups in British Columbia.
Road Safety At Work – http://www.roadsafetyatwork.ca/
Road Safety At Work is a not-for-profit initiative managed by the Justice Institute of BC and funded by WorkSafeBC. It offers online tools and resources, workshops and consulting services to help employers build and implement road safety programs to reduce the number of deaths and injuries of British Columbians who drive for work or who work at the roadside.
Doctors of BC – https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/
Doctors of BC (formerly the BCMA) works with RoadSafetyBC to review and develop policies and guidelines that inform practices in the Driver Medical Fitness program. Doctors are often on the frontline with respect to decision making and other issues regarding the abilities of a medically at-risk or mature drivers being fit enough to continue driving, or under what conditions and restrictions. Additionally, RoadSafetyBC program adjudicators must be knowledgeable about medical practices and research – topic-areas where the Doctors of BC plays a leading role.
See also, the Driver Medical Fitness page on this website.
Insurance Bureau of Canada – http://www.ibc.ca/on/
The IBC is the national industry association for private insurers in Canada. Since half of their premium base is derived from automotive insurance, a mutual goal of reducing the number of motor vehicle collisions and related injuries makes them a partner in road safety.
Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council – www.mmic.ca
As B.C.’s trade association representing the responsible interests of manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets, the MMIC promotes the safe and responsible use of motorcycles and scooters in the province, and works with other stakeholders to expand cooperation within and raise awareness about the community.
Motorcycles OK – www.motorcyclesok.ca
Motorcycles OK is a motorcycle advocacy group that works with stakeholders around B.C. to position motorcycles as a transportation and environmental solution. A cornerstone of the group’s vision is safety and education, which it broadcasts through social media channels and partner programs, such as Motorcycle Awareness Month.
Automotive Retailers Association – www.ara.bc.ca
The ARA is a BC trade association whose members represent the province’s independent auto industry: maintenance, repair, towing, recovery, rental and dealers. ARA members ensure British Columbians have safe transportation vehicles.
Impound Lot Operators
Impound Lot Operators (ILOs) represent the industry of towing and storage companies who provide Vehicle Impoundment service upon application of these sanctions by police. Clients visit ILOs to make payment and retrieve their impounded vehicles upon release, and / or to make arrangements for the sale or disposal of their vehicle.
See also, Vehicle Impoundment page on this website.
Serving It Right – www.servingitright.com
Serving It Right is a mandatory self-study course in BC that educates licensees, managers and servers about their legal responsibilities when serving alcohol, and provides effective techniques to prevent problems related to over-service.
Local Police (Municipal Departments) – http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/policing-in-bc/bc-police-forces
RCMP Detachments – bc.rcmp.ca
As officers of the law, police play a key role in the delivery of road safety programming, messaging and administration. Police patrol the roads, investigate offences, consult driving records, apply sanctions, fill out processing forms and paperwork. They communicate the law through messaging at announcements, online, in press releases, media spots, print resources, and during community liaison interactions. For many drivers, police are the face of traffic laws and road safety in B.C.
BC Association of Chiefs of Police
The BC Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP) and its committees (such as the Traffic Safety Committee) meet with RoadSafetyBC to consult on Road Safety enforcement issues, strategies, communications and training.
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
The BC Coroners Service (BCCS) investigates and reports on deaths in B.C., including those due to motor vehicle collisions and other road fatalities. Research, statistics and advising provided by BCCS to RoadSafetyBC informs the development of road safety initiatives and legislative changes.
Under the Civil Forfeiture Act, vehicles used for criminal activities can be forfeited by police under court order, and delivered to the Province. In doing so, vehicles used for dangerous road activities are removed from the roads, making an immediate impact on safety and sends a large message to would-be road offenders.
The Police Services Division (PSD) is responsible for the oversight for the Enhanced Traffic Enforcement Program, which augments baseline traffic enforcement resources in BC with Integrated Road Safety Units (IRSUs) and intersection safety cameras. The dedicated traffic enforcement resources work proactively with road safety partners to target the driving behaviours that most often contribute to casualty crashes in their regions.
As the regulator of alcohol-related activities in the Province, these agencies work with RoadSafetyBC to ensure servers, patrons and customers are informed about choices with respect to alcohol consumption and driving.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – www.gov.bc.ca/tran
The ministry is responsible for many aspects of road safety in the province, including highway design, road signs, speed limits, vehicle standards and traffic flow. Moreover, highway workers are at-risk road users. RoadSafetyBC and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure consult on many issues while they share authority of the Motor Vehicle Act.
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia – www.icbc.com
The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) works closely with government and RoadSafetyBC to promote road safety messaging.
ICBC provides services to clients on behalf of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for the following functions (available at driver service centres or licensing offices):
- Vehicle registration and licensing
- Driver training, testing and licensing
- Other applications (such as Release Forms for impounded vehicles)
- Maintaining driving records and applying penalty points
- Assisting RoadSafetyBC with administrative aspects and some delegated decision functions of the Driver Improvement Program (DIP)
- Receiving payment and application for reviews of sanctions for vehicle impoundment and driving prohibitions.
ICBC imposes escalating insurance premiums on drivers with demonstrated risky behaviour on their driving record, such as penalty points, prohibitions and criminal driving convictions.
Transport Canada – www.tc.gc.ca
Transport Canada is the authority governing the manufacture and importation of vehicles in Canada, which includes responsibility for setting and enforcing standards in vehicle safety design such as brake systems, seat belts, air bags and ventilation systems.
WorksafeBC – www.worksafebc.com
WorksafeBC consults with RoadSafetyBC on initiatives designed to protect the safety of workers when their worksite includes roads and highways. For example, WorksafeBC and RoadSafetyBC collaborated on the Slow Down, Move Over initiative in 2009.
Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators – http://www.ccmta.ca/
The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA and its North American counterpart, AAMVA in the U.S.) is composed of all motor transport administrators from across the country.
Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia – http://www.mvsabc.com/
The Motor Vehicle Sales Authority (VSA) of B.C. is the delegated authority administrating the Motor Dealer Act, which governs the industry of motor vehicle sales in BC.
HealthyFamilies BC – https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/blog/how-protect-kids-driveway-hazards
HealthyFamilies BC is your family's one-stop online resource for health and wellness information.
Traffic Injury Research Foundation – http://tirf.ca/
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) conducts and publishes extensive peer reviewed research, consulting with CCMTA members to share statistics and collaborate on best practices.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – https://www.ccsa.ca/
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) works under federal legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms. Working with RoadSafetyBC, the CCSA conducted the BC Roadside Survey on Impaired Driving, which measured, analyzed and reported on the incidence of this behaviour on BC roads.
United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – www.nhtsa.gov
Dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.